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Apple has removed the New York Times app from its store in China after a government request, in an example of how far the company will go to please the authorities in its third-largest market.
A mystery player causing a stir in the world of the complex strategy game Go has been revealed as an updated version of AlphaGo, the artificial-intelligence program created by Google's London-based AI firm, DeepMind.
People think of black holes as nightmare vacuum cleaners, sucking in everything in reach, from light to stars to Matthew McConaughey in the movie Interstellar. But, in real life, black holes don't consume everything that they…
Computer scientists and literature scholars at University College Dublin in Ireland have teamed up to create a multimedia version of James Joyce's novel "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man."
The process of automatically tracking the direction of a person's gaze is making significant progress.
Researchers at Maynooth University in Ireland and the University of Liverpool in the U.K. found it may be possible to use fractal analysis to detect neurodegenerative disorders in artists before they are diagnosed.
Joint research by the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and NVIDIA is aimed at developing improved quantum chromodynamics codes for graphics-processing units using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National…
Researchers at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) and other institutions have developed a framework to enhance research on cyber-physical systems via streamlined design.
Among the expected advancements in artificial intelligence for 2017 is progress in applying deep reinforcement learning to real-world challenges such as automated driving and industrial robotics.
President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned whether critical computer networks can ever be protected from intruders, alarming cybersecurity experts who say his comments could upend more than a decade of national cybersecurity…
These days, forecasts about the future of Moore's Law tend to look quite gloomy. But Intel's outlook—at least for the next few years—is decidedly bright.
Researchers at Brock University in Canada have developed a strategy that simplifies the design of DNA circuits, which eventually could be used in a DNA computer.
Rice University researchers say they have developed a prototype voting machine designed to restore faith and trust in the U.S. election system.
MIT CSAIL has developed Foundry, a new interface for MultiFab, a multi-material printer unveiled last year.
On Dec. 31, 2016, official clocks around the world will add a leap second just before midnight Coordinated Universal Time—which corresponds to 6:59:59 p.m. EST. NASA missions will also have to make the switch, including the Solar…
As leading companies release troubling diversity statistics, experts search for solutions.
Developments from several disparate areas of computer science provide "a huge jump, both technically and also quantitatively."
Researchers are discovering surprising new risks across the fast-growing IoT.